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High Speed Detectors For Fibre Optic Communications
Author(s): K. L. Monham; P. G. McTiernan; B. T. Debney; J. Hankey
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Paper Abstract

PIN-FET receivers developed for 8, 34 and 140 Mbit/s have been displayed in real systems generating confidence in the base technology 1,2. We have now extended this to 565 Mb/s and 1.3 Gbit/s for systems to be installed in the near future. At data rates beyond 1 Gbit/s, alternatives to the PIN-FET become attractive. We present here results of a study into these alternatives and compare these with current 565 and 1.3 Gbit/s PIN-FET receivers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 August 1985
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0522, Fibre Optics '85, (22 August 1985); doi: 10.1117/12.946224
Show Author Affiliations
K. L. Monham, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. (England)
P. G. McTiernan, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. (England)
B. T. Debney, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. (England)
J. Hankey, Plessey Research (Caswell) Ltd. (England)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0522:
Fibre Optics '85
Lionel R. Baker, Editor(s)

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